Pharmaceutical approach in nutrition

wfarm2149  2021-2022  Bruxelles Woluwe

Pharmaceutical approach in nutrition
3 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 To help pharmacists and persons involved in health care to play a key role as an advisor in nutrition for patients. To be aware, through the critical analysis of scientific publications and available information on internet, of the recent progress in nutrition (food toxicology, nutrients/drug interactions, nutrition and pathologies, functional and novel foods, special diets, dietary supplements…).
A. Methods of evaluation of nutritional status (anthropometry, impedance…) and energy intake and expenditure (food questionnaire ; indirect calorimetry ; biochemical approach…). B. Follow-up of nutrients metabolism : carbohydrates (digestible/non digestible) ; lipids ; proteins ; ethanol ; minerals and oligoelements ; phytochemicals; Implication in the control of obesity and metabolic syndrome (including diabetes and CHD), cancer, infection/inflammation... C. Mechanisms and consequences of drug-nutrients interactions D. Food toxicology : classification of risks and causes (contaminants; natural toxics; influence of food conditioning and preservation…) ; legislation in Europe E. Special diets, dietary supplements; functional food (including pre-probiotics)… F. Recent knowledge in Nutrition : will be based on the comparison of data recently published in scientific papers versus information largely diffused (press and internet). For practical exercises, the students may choose either laboratory approach (food analysis) or bibliographic analysis of a novel concept in nutrition.
Other information
Prerequisite: Biochemistry ; Toxicology; Physiology ; Pathology ; Pharmacology (including pharmacokinetics) ; Organic and analytical chemistry ; Microbiology.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Biomedicine

Master [120] in Pharmacy

Master [120] in Biomedicine